On March 15, the U.S. Department of Energy announced two major Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) totaling over $900 million for RD&D projects driving industrial decarbonization efforts. With the RAPID Manufacturing Institute's increased focus on industrial decarbonization of the process industries, we encourage RAPID member organizations to reach out to us with ideas for collaborations.

Announcement #1: $156 Million for Applied Research & Development Projects to Drive Industrial Decarbonization

On March 15, the U.S. DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced a $156 million funding opportunity that will advance high impact applied research, development, and demonstration projects to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across the U.S. industrial sector. The FOA, led by EERE's Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office (IEDO), will drive innovation to develop the next-generation technologies required to decarbonize industry, revitalize American manufacturing, create good-paying jobs, and improve community health.

Key Topics Included in the FOA:

  • Decarbonizing Industrial Heat
  • Low-Carbon Fuels Utilization RD&D
  • Exploratory Cross-Sector R&D
  • Decarbonizing Chemicals
  • Decarbonizing Iron & Steel
  • Decarbonizing Food & Beverage Products
  • Decarbonizing Cement and Concrete
  • Decarbonizing Forest Products

Key Dates for the FOA Application Process:

  • Concept Papers due April 17, 2023
  • Full Applications due June 23, 2023

Key Resources for this FOA:

Full Funding Opportunity Announcement

DOE Industrial Decarbonization Roadmap

DOE Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office

Announcement #2: $750 Million for Research, Development, and Demonstration Efforts to Advance Clean Hydrogen Technologies

On March 15, the Biden-Harris Administration, through the U.S. Department of Energy's Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office announced the availability of $750 million for research, development, and demonstration efforts to dramatically reduce the cost of clean hydrogen. The projects funded through this opportunity will address underlying technical barriers to cost reduction that can't be overcome by scale alone, and they will ensure that today's emerging commercial-scale deployments will achieve long-term viability with tomorrow's lower-cost, higher-performing technology.

Key Dates for FOA Application Process:

  • Concept Paper due April 19, 2023
  • Full Applications due July 19, 2023

Key Resources for this FOA:

Full Funding Opportunity Announcement

DOE National Clean Hydrogen Strategy and Roadmap

DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office